Nacrew Oregon 2015

2015 North American Cranberry Researcher and Extension Workers Conference (updated 7/20/15)

August 24-26, 2015

Bandon, Oregon, USA

The 2015 NACREW Conference will be held in Bandon, Oregon. August is a fantastic time to visit the southern Oregon coast, and what better way to cap off your summer than by travelling to one of the most beautiful places in the country, while at the same time reconnecting with colleagues and hearing the latest cranberry research updates?!

This page provides an overview of the program.  Consider either coming early or staying a few extra days so that you can take some time to really enjoy the south coast of Oregon.  If you're curious about what kind of sight-seeing and recreational opportunities are available, just scroll down to the bottom of this page ... there are quite a few things listed.  Also, there is a growing collection of photos from the area in the Gallery.  

Registration Costs


Conference registration




Additional guest for Tuesday evening banquet

$30 each


Rogue River Jet Boat Trip

*We will meet at 6:30am Sunday, August 23, and carpool down together.

*Lunch is on your own. There is a restaurant where we stop on our lunch break, or you can pack your own lunch





If possible, please contact us no later than August 14, 2015 to cancel your registration. Your registration fee will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee.




Conference Information

Current Program Schedule

Sunday, August 23

6:30am - 4:00pm

Rogue River Jet boats

Meet in parking lot of Inn at Face Rock to carpool to Gold Beach.  Return to hotel at 4pm.  Bring money for lunch or a sack lunch.


Social hour.  Location TBD.


Monday, August 24

Breakfast on your own (The Inn at Face Rock offers a complementary breakfast); catered lunch and dinner included in registration fee. A bus will be available to transport us to the Cheese Factory in Langlois.  We will board the bus at 5:30pm at the Inn at Face Rock parking lot.  Bus will depart the Cheese Factory after dinner at 8:30pm.  

Informal breakfast breakout session: Weeds

7:00 am -- at Inn at Face Rock

8:00     Registration (and poster installation) -- at Bandon Barn

8:45     Welcome; Introduction to Oregon Cranberry Production (C.Bouska)

9:00     Plenary Session:  Industry trends and the importance of fruit quality for sweetened dried cranberry and fresh fruit production (D. Nolte)

Weeds Session

    9:30     Using the Cranberry Weed Identification Guide to promote integrated weed management (H. Sandler)

    9:50     Cranberry weed management in Wisconsin: recent tools and future needs (J. Colquhoun)

    10:10   Spot treatment applications of mesotrione for poison ivy control in cranberry (H. Sandler)

10:30     Coffee Break

Insect and Disease Session

  10:50     Experiments in cranberry tipworm control (K. Patten)

  11:10     Systemic insecticide [Movento (spirotetramat)] applied after bloom reduces populations of cranberry tipworm, Dasineura oxycoccan in British Columbia, Canada (S. Fitzpatrick)

  11:30     Biodiversity of natural enemies in cranberry crops in Quebec, Canada (I. Drolet).

  11:50     Occurrence and distribution of Tobbacco streak virus in cranberry (L. Wells-Hansen)

  12:10     Fairy ring control - What can you expect? (P. Oudemans)

12:30     Lunch - included in registration

1:15     Poster Session (posters will also be set up at the Cheese Factory during the dinner event Monday night)

  1. Cranberry Cultivar and Advanced Selection Trials in the Pacific Northwest (K. Patten)
  2. The N, P, K, Mg, Cu and B fertilization of Quebec commercial cranberries (R. Jamaly)
  3. Blueberry shock virus, an emerging Ilarvirus in cranberry (S. Thomas-Sharma)
  4. Evaluation of Cold Hardiness Changes during Acclimation in Cranberry Cultivars Grown in Southeastern Massachusetts (F. Ndlovu)
  5. Environmental stresses in cranberry production: Critical thresholds and physiological effects (V. Pelletier)
  6. An Efficient Trap for Detecting Overwintered Cranberry Tipworm, Dasineura oxycoccana, and its Parasitoids (M. Elsby)
  7. Production of “Integrated Pest Management for Cranberries in Western Canada – 2nd Edition” (W. Wong)
  8. Seasonal Changes in Cranberry Shoot Tissue Nutrient Content of New Varieties and Sampling Timing Optimization (B. Workmaster)
  9. Nutrient diagnosis of soils and cranberry plants in Quebec (C-C. Clément)
  10. Relationship of Quinic and Benzoic Acid Levels with Fruit Rot Resistance in American Cranberry (S. Fong)
  11. Exploring incidents of umbrella bloom in Oregon cranberries in 2015 (C. Bouska)
  12. Impacts of subirrigation and low water potential onsoil salinity and its effects on cranberry development (M. Samson)

Fruit Rot and Quality Session

  2:15     The Cranberry Institute - Research funding and MRL updates (J. Wilson)

  2:35     Causal agents of fruit rot in Washington cranberries (F. Caruso)

  2:55     Chlorogenic acid's contribution to cranberry fruit rot resistance (S. Fong)

  3:15     Improvise, adapt, overcome: rising to new plant pathology challenges in Massachusetts (E. Saalau Rojas)

Grower-researcher discussion session

  3:40 --  Bring additional questions that you weren't able to ask during the meeting.  Bring ideas you might have for new research opportunities, or key industry problems you see in your region.  This is another great opportunity to share and discuss ideas!

4:45 pm     Adjourn

Local Foods Dinner and additional poster session

6:00 pm -- Location: Cheese Factory, Langlois.  This informal meal will showcase products produced in southwestern Oregon.  We will also get an additional opportunity to view posters.


Tuesday, August 25

Breakfast on your own; catered lunch, field tour, and banquet included with conference registration. Transportation for field tours is provided. A bus will be available to transport us to the Cheese Factory in Langlois.  We will board the bus at 5:30pm at the Inn at Face Rock parking lot.  Bus will depart the Cheese Factory after dinner at 8:30pm.  

Informal Breakfast Breakout Session:  Entomology & Nutrient Management

  7:00am -- Inn at Face Rock

8:00am    Registration

8:25         Welcome

Irrigation, Drainage, and Nutrients Session

  8:30     Return on investment associated with irrigation strategies in cranberry (J. Caron)

  8:50     GPR applications on soil heterogeneity and drainage system diagnosis in cranberry production (S. Gumiere)

  9:10     Water table control for increasing yield and saving water in cranberry production (V. Pelletier)

  9:30     Understanding phosphorous loss from cranberry farms (C. Kennedy)

  9:50     Cranberry nitrogen and the environment (C. DeMoranville)

10:10     Coffee Break

Variety and Physiology Session

  10:30     Advances in cranberry high-throughput genotyping and phenotyping for breeding purposes (G. Covarrubias-Pazaran)

  10:50     Temperature set-point effect on cranberry bud damage in frost cycling (P. Jeranyama)

  11:10     Temperature thresholds to freeze damage in cranberry in the maritime climate of western Oregon (D. Bryla)

Q&A and  Discussion Time

  11:30     Another great opportunity to bring up questions, concerns, discussion points that time has not allowed for yet in the conference

12:00     Lunch

1:00      Field Tours

              Depart from the Bandon Barn on buses.   We will tour two farm south of Langlois.   The buses will return us to the Barn between 4:30 and 5:00pm.  

4:30 - 5:00    Return to hotel from field tours

5:30      Board bus for Cheese Factory (unless you choose to drive your own vehicle)


6:00pm -- Langlois Cheese Factory.  End of conference banquet.

9:00 pm          Return to hotel from dinner

Wednesday, August 26


Breakfast on your own.  Lunch and dinner TBD.  All are welcome to attend for all or part of the day.

All day:  Fruit rot working group session and pathology field tour
  8:00am     Fruit rot working group morning session

  10:00        Pathology field tour

  12:00        Lunch

  1:00pm     Fruit rot working group afternoon session

  5:00pm     Dinner



Abstract Submissions

Abstract submission deadline: May 29, 2015


Hotel Arrangements

Inn at Face Rock – A block of rooms have been held at the Inn at Face Rock until July 31, 2015.

To make a reservation, call 541-347-9441, or go to To use the NACREW group rate, you'll need to make a phone call.  That option isn't available online. (Group rate: $138.39 US).

Inn at Face Rock has graciously offere to extend our NACREW group rates up to 2 days before and after the conference so that you can extend your stay and enjoy the southern Oregon coast.


Alternative Hotel Information:

Bandon Inn

local contact 541-347-4417 or 1-800-526-0209


Sunset Oceanfront Lodging




Regional Airports

Eugene airport (EUG) (2.5 hours from Bandon)

North Bend Airport (OTH) (45 minutes from Bandon) 541-756-7272

Medford Airport (MFR) (3 hours from Bandon)

Portland International Airport (PDX) (5 hours from Bandon) (

Car rental information available on websites.


Local information

Bandon Chamber of Commerce website

Great site for things to do along the entire OR coast

Dune tours 1 hr tour 10% discount on groups of 20 or more when paid as a group-this one has the mini golf, bumper cars, go karts too!

Bandon Dunes golf course

Charter Fishing: Prowler Charters (

Cape Blanco State Park -- hiking, tour the lighthouse, climb down to the beach, maybe even see a hang glider or two!

Sunset Bay State Park, Shore Acres State Park, Cape Arago State Park -- located on the Cape Arago Highway just outside of Coos Bay, about 30  minutes north of Bandon.  You can hike, birdwatch (pelagics, too!), tidepool, tour Shore Acres garden, or just sit in the sand and enjoy the sun.

The redwoods are located 2 hours south of Bandon, but are definitely worth the trip!

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